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10 Corporate Law Leaders Crushing it on Twitter

By Rhys Dipshan |

A look at some of the top Twitter profiles of those directing technology in legal departments and the broader corporate world.

When it Comes to Law Firm Clients, Metrics Matter More Than You Think

By Ian Lopez |

Evolve Law CEO Mary Juetten explained at the ABA Tech Show how law firms can employ metrics in improving their client services.

Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Hogan Lovells Publishes Docs Online in Hawaii’s Trump Travel Ban Challenge

By Ian Lopez |

Hogan Lovells’ Neal Katyal, counsel to Hawaii in the case, says “We want everyone to be able to read our work.”

Cloud computing

Microsoft and Google's Cloud Tools Compete for Attorney Attention

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Both Google and Microsoft's cloud networks support document creation, but firms and legal departments tend to favor one over the other based on integration and collaboration needs.

Corporate Legal Looks to Be Major Benefactor in Accounting Cybersecurity Standards

By Rhys Dipshan |

The AICPA evaluation standards, which encompass an audit report based on a set of uniform criteria, can standardize how organizations talk and report on their cyber risk management controls.

Dr. Xuning (Michael) Tang, Chief Data Scientist at Vista Analytics,

Behind the Tech: E-discovery Data Scientist Discusses Future of AI, Document Review

By Rhys Dipshan |

Xuning Tang, chief data scientist at Vista Analytics, sees an expanding role for AI in corporate e-discovery, with little impact on in-house legal jobs.

Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Leave the Company

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Two recent lawsuits highlight the question: How can in-house lawyers best protect trade secrets when employees leave?

Microsoft Office 365

12 Office 365 Considerations for Your E-Discovery Team

By Nishad Shevde, Exterro |

If you don't know exactly how the technology works on its own and with your current system, the benefits of making the switch will be lost.

6 Steps to Excellent E-Discovery in Product Liability Litigation

By John Del Piero, Discovia; Jennifer G. Swanton, Medtronic; and Catherine McPherson, Bartlit Beck |

Product liability litigation brings with it some unique e-discovery challenges, risks and costs for litigants on both sides of the table.

IBM Watson

IBM's Watson Makes New Inroads Into Legal With Discovery, Business Research Offerings

By Rhys Dipshan |

IBM's announced expansion of Watson Discovery Service and the launch of Watson Company Profiler looks to further the AI platform's e-discovery and search technology.

L-R Jake Heller, Founder and CEO and Laura Safdie, COO and General Counsel, Casetext.

$12M Casetext Investment Underscores Am Law Interest in AI Technology

By Ian Lopez |

A recent investment in artificial intelligence-enabled legal research technology signals law firm acceptance and adoption of such technology.

funding and budgeting

In-House Legal Technology Adoption Often Pivots on One Key Variable: Project Sponsors

By Rhys Dipshan |

It is often up to general counsel and legal operations managers to support, and closely manage, their department's technology adoption.

Running the Corporate Legal Department Like a Profit Center

By Dan Bodnar and Rob Gitell, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker |

Technology, accountability and innovation are key in making sure the legal department is attuned to organizational forward momentum.

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As Cyber Attackers Get Tougher, General Counsel Get Going

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

The methods used by hackers and scammers are getting more advanced, so in-house counsel have to step up.

How Do I Secure My World? Keeping Info Safe as Lines Blur Between Personal, Professional Lives

By Ian Lopez |

IBM CISO Shamla Naidoo said at ABA Tech show that much of preventing organizational cyber threats hinges on the individual.

Back in the GDPR: Using Data Mapping to Arrive at a Privacy Impact Assessment

By Dan Panitz, UnitedLex, and H. Bruce Gordon, Teva Pharmaceuticals |

Any company operating globally should protect their value through exposure containment under both Privacy Shield and the forthcoming GDPR.

The Irish Case That Could Upend US-EU Data Transfers (Again)

By Ben Hancock |

Depending on the court's ruling, the legal mechanism most companies rely on to transfer personal data outside the European Union could start to unravel.

EDRM Releases Security Audit Questionnaire with Focus on E-Discovery Security

By Zach Warren |

The questionnaire is designed for organizations to evaluate the security capabilities of partners offering electronic discovery or managed services.

Legal Writing With Style: 3 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Document

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

Ditching Times New Roman, widening margins and writing simply may improve attorneys' ability to reach judges and the general public.

Oracle.

From the Ground Up: Inside Oracle's Knowledge Management Project

By Rhys Dipshan |

Ameen Haddad, ‎assistant general counsel at Oracle and head of its knowledge management project, discusses KM's complexities and opportunities.

Handling Law Firm “Waste” to Adapt to a Changing Marketplace

By Ian Lopez |

Speakers at the ABA Tech Show emphasize how thinking about law as a business and using technology to meet your goals can help firms thrive in a changing environment.

10 Ways to Avoid W-2 Phishing Schemes

By Cinthia Motley, Sedgwick |

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses.

Canadian Businesses Raise Cybersecurity Concerns Regarding New China Law

By Ed Silverstein |

A government spokesperson says Canadian businesses have expressed concerns over how they may be affected by China’s recent cybersecurity law.

4 Ways to Leverage AI to Optimize Your Legal Content Marketing

By Jaron Rubenstein |

If not done correctly, building new processes and capabilities into your firm's website can quickly become a time-consuming and costly endeavor.

Kathleen Killin, marketing and communications coordinator with ROSS Intelligence.

Women of Legal Tech: Kathleen Killin's Career Combines Artificial Intelligence and Art

By Monica Bay |

To take advantage of opportunities, Killin created an a la carte law approach to get her ticket.

Advanced Discovery Announces Integration with Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery

By Zach Warren |

The support provider will integrate ADD into its data centers, leveraging the solution as part of its own management solution platform.

Reducing Legal Spend Still Top Concern for Many Litigation Chiefs

By Sue Reisinger |

The Consero Group survey also found data privacy and security issues and managing labor and employment matters as major concerns.

American Bar Association offices in Washington, D.C.

ABA Harnessing Legal Technology to Combat Surging of Hate Crimes

By Rhys Dipshan |

With funding from Cisco and the support from technology designers, the ABA's project to design an access to justice web app will kick off at a March 20 event at Suffolk Law School.

What You Need to Know to Get Started with Privacy Shield Certification

By David F. Katz, Nelson Mullins |

Even if your company is U.S.-based but is obtaining personal data from European citizens, you should consider obtaining certification under the new Privacy Shield framework.

Waymo driverless vehicle.

California Opens Door to Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing

By Cheryl Miller |

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday posted its latest proposed regulations for testing and deploying fully autonomous vehicles.

Women in Cybersecurity

No Woman's Land: Cybersecurity Industry Suffers From Gender Imbalance, Discrimination

By Rhys Dipshan |

A PwC survey finds that women face wage, education and culture barriers in an industry heavily comprised of males.

Contract

Inside the 'Robot Review': 3 Trends Defining the Artificial Intelligence Contract Market

By Rhys Dipshan |

The market for AI contract solutions is fueled by competitive innovation, differing law firm and legal department demands and the evolution of corporate legal.

Is Your Law Firm Running 'Encryption Light?'

By Nina Cunningham, Altman Weil |

With so many warnings to lawyers about transmitting unsecured email and attachments, it can be difficult to understand the solutions available and how they differ.

In Health Care, Is Blockchain the Technology Legal Has Been Waiting For?

By Kristen Rasmussen |

The technology lends itself to a number of applications, namely medical records, clinical trials and prescription drug monitoring.

Where to Start When Shopping for Third-Party Cybersecurity Vendors

By Ian Lopez |

Companies that specialize in cyber protections may seem better positioned to secure a law firm, but not all are created equal. Industry insiders provide tips on how to find what works best for your firm.

Protesters against Donald Trump's executive order at John F. Kennedy International Airport

4 Tech Platforms Connecting Those Affected by Trump Immigration Bans to Legal Support

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

In a matter of six weeks, these four platforms were launched to bring legal assistance to people affected by Trump's executive orders on immigration.

Are Law Departments Letting Law Firms Off the Hook With Cybersecurity?

By Daniella Isaacson, ALM Intelligence |

According to ALM Intelligence's recent report on cybersecurity and law firms, law firms are failing on the most fundamental level: basic preparation.

3rd Circuit Upholds Contempt Ruling for Man Who Didn’t Unlock Devices

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The appeals court decision affirmed a civil contempt order against a John Doe defendant, who refused to provide law enforcement with passwords to some of his devices while doing so for others.

ABA Offers New Cyberinsurance Policy for Law Firms as Breaches Continue

By Ed Silverstein |

Law firms with a minimum revenue base of $250,000 can apply for the ABA cyberinsurance policy, underwritten by Chubb Limited.

California Startup Plays Matchmaker to GCs and Outside Counsel

By David Ruiz |

Globality is trying to solve a common problem that general counsel face when companies expand into new jurisdictions.

E-Discovery Veterans are Tackling a 'New Generation of Challenges'

By Zach Warren |

Steve Vranas, who recently moved to Zapproved, talks lessons learned from his 15-year e-discovery career and his view on the industry's trajectory.

Mobile phones and digital tablets

Ninth Circuit Weighs Privacy in Police Cellphone Tracking Case

By Ross Todd |

Judges Mary McKeown and Jay Bybee expressed concern over the growing frequency and precision with which cellular providers can track their customers.

Google Is Not Generic for Internet Searching—But the Day May Be Coming

By Scott Graham |

Lawyer Richard Wirtz argues that so many people say "google" when they mean "search the internet" regardless of search engine.

How Can the Industrial Internet of Things Be Better Prepared for Cyber Risks?

By Ed Silverstein |

Fifty-one percent of IT security professionals say they do not feel prepared for security attacks that “abuse, exploit or maliciously leverage insecure IIoT devices.”

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Legalist Integration With Clio Paves Way for Broader Litigation Financing

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Clio's practice management software will integrate tech-enabled litigation finance platform Legalist for quicker, online requests for litigation funding.

Consilio Brings Together Analytics and Human Review in In-House Cost-Containment Service

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The "External Spend Optimization" tool promises to provide actionable data to control spending on outside counsel.

cybersecurity

Cybercrimes in Civil Litigation: Using the CFAA To Go 'On the Offensive'

By Shain Khoshbin, Munck Wilson Mandala |

There is a split among federal circuit courts of appeals regarding the meaning of the phrase "unauthorized use" in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Venture Capital

Startup Struggles: How Individual Investors Allowed a Legal Tech Startup to Bypass VC Woes

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Venture capitalists have not taken to legal tech startups the way the industry thinks they should, but individual investors from the legal community can help fill in the funding gap.

It's Time for IT and Employees to Work Together to Address Cyber Risks

By Mark Hickman |

One of the key challenges for managing data breach risk is acknowledging that it is not always posed by someone outside of the company.

Statutory Damages: The Future of Cybersecurity Litigation

By Thomas G. Rohback and Patricia M. Carreiro, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider |

Recent cases have taken different lessons from the Supreme Court's Spokeo ruling, but we should expect to see more class actions filed under statutory causes of action.

Companies Challenge Secrecy Protocols for FBI National Security Letters

By Ben Hancock |

The companies say the potentially indefinite gag orders about the letters are an unconstitutional prior restraint on free speech.

McDonald's.

McDonald's Trump Tweet Reveals Social Media Dangers for Legal

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

This is not the first time a controversial message has been released on a company's social media account—and it likely won't be the last.

Winter 2017 Case Law Suggests Counsel Should Brush Up on Addressing ESI

By Ian Lopez |

A recent Exterro webinar brought together leading legal minds in e-discovery to interpret takeaways from this winter’s top e-discovery cases.

Data Obstacles Hamper Cyber Insurance Growth

By Sam J. Friedman, Deloitte, Property Casualty 360 |

Insurance providers need to work to change the view of cyber insurance as many buyers as insufficient, uncertain, or too costly for the value offered.

Senate Votes to Repeal FCC Internet Privacy Rules

By Lora Hollien |

The Federal Communication Commission’s move to stop internet service providers from collecting customers’ personal information without consent has itself been halted.